Course Outlines

The objective of the qualification is to prepare learners to progress into further/higher level training and is designed to provide learners with an awareness of the benefits of risk assessment in any environment.

The qualification provides learners with an understanding of the responsibilities of employers; the main causes and costs of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health; the role of risk assessment in the prevention of accidents and ill-health; the requirements of a risk assessment; a process for undertaking a risk assessment; and a method to evaluate risk.

Who Should Attend?

This qualification has been developed for those working in any environment who need to be more risk aware by raising their knowledge of risk in the workplace and basic things they can do to control it.

Course Duration

The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 1 day (6 hours) and of this 6 hours is recommended as guided learning (GL).

Course Content

These include why risk assessments are necessary for ensuring health and safety standards in the workplace and the principles of risk assessment.
  • The main causes of work-related fatalities,injuries and ill health
  • The moral, legal and economic reasons for preventing accidents and ill health at work
  • Key terms associated with risk assessment in the context of health and safety at work including: accident, near miss,accident triangle, hazard, risk, risk assessment, risk control hierarchy,suitable and sufficient, competence
  • The role of risk assessment in accident and ill health prevention


This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination.
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